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Call for papers Arctic Frontiers Science 2018

Arctic Frontiers Science 2018 takes place Tuesday 23 January until Thursday 25 January 2018 and will address the following topics:

  • Aquaculture in the High North in times of change
  • The New Arctic in the Global Context
  • Resilient Arctic Societies and Industrial Development
  • Circumpolar Safety, Search and Rescue Collaboration

You can read more about each topic below.On behalf of the Arctic Frontiers Science Committees, we have great pleasure in inviting you to submit one or more abstracts to any of the four topics.

Abstract submission terms and conditions

Abstract submission closes on Tuesday 19 September 2017, 23:59, European time.

By submitting an abstract to Arctic Frontiers, you agree to the following:

  • The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.
  • The acceptance of an abstract for Arctic Frontiers does not imply provision of travel, accommodation or registration fee for the Arctic Frontiers conference, nor any other costs associated with preparation or presentation of the abstract will be covered by the conference.
  • At least one author will be available to present the abstract (oral or poster format) if selected for the program. The authors will immediately notify the Arctic Frontiers conference secretariat if they are unable to present an abstract or if the presenting author is changed.
  • All presenting authors at the Arctic Frontiers conference must register and pay to attend.
  • You give us permission to publish your abstract submission on the Arctic Frontiers conference website and in the book of abstracts, also published online.
  • You confirm that the submission has been approved by all co-authors.
  • All abstracts must be submitted in English and via the online submission site. Other forms of submission e.g. by post, email or fax will not be accepted.

The abstract will be reviewed by members of the Scientific Committees and the Committee’s decision is final.

For more information, please see Arctic Frontiers' website.

Call for papers: Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic

The HuSArctic project (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland) calls for papers for an international conference with a focus on the Barents region and its environment, sustainability and development, organized in March 25-28, 2017 in Enontekiö, Finland and Kautokeino, Norway. Deadline for abstracts: July 15, 2016.

For further information, please visit the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland website.

Conference on petroleum resources, energy-political cooperation and social development in the Arctic region.

Norwegian-Russian cooperation – The path behind us and the path ahead

The Research Council of Norway arranges a Norwegian-Russian conference on petroleum resources, energy-political cooperation and social development in the Arctic region.

The conference will be held on 19.-20. Nov. 2014 in Oslo, Norway.

For more information and registration please see the Research Council of Norway website.

Integration Potential of Logistics in the Global Economy

NDI coordinator St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON) organized a conference "Integration potential of Logistics in the global economy" on 25 September 2014. The Conference brought together researchers, business and policy makers to discuss issues ranging from logistics corridor developments to the need of integrated solutions to increase the efficiency of logistics in Russia. The impacts of the current trade restrictions on supply chains were in focus.

Nordic welfare research: Inequalities in health and public health policy

The Nordic Welfare Centreis an institution under the Nordic Council of Ministers. Its mission is to enhance social policy work in the Nordic countries through education, public information, research and development, networking and international co-operation. The institution has now published its first issue of a research magazine "Nordisk välfärdsforskning".

The magazine site is in Norwegian but following English articles can be downloaded:

  • The Norwegian policy to reduce health inequalities: key challenges
  • ‘All’s well in Iceland?’ Austerity measures, labour market initiatives, and health and well-being of children
  • Health inequalities – a challenge for the social investment welfare state
  • Reducing health inequalities in Finland: progressing or regressing?

Please visit the website to download the articles.

Nordic-Russian Cooperation Program 2016 results announced

The Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme in Education and Research supports joint cooperation projects between higher education and research institutions in Russia and the Nordic Countries.  In its meeting on June 20, 2016, the joint Nordic-Russian Working Group granted support to 14 higher education projects.

Among the 14 funded projects there are several Northern Dimension Institute network members - congratulations!

Please see the full list of funded projects from Programme website.

Northern (Arctic) Federal University hosted BEAC Joint Working Group on Education and Research meeting

Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU) hosted a meeting of the BEAC Joint Working Group on Education and Research (JWGER) in April 2016. The group unites 15 universities and research institutions from the northern territories of Russia, Norway, Finland and Sweden, aimed at solving crucial problems of scientific and educational cooperation expansion in the Barents Region. NArFU has been co-chairing the group since 2011.

The meeting's agenda included an overview of universities' international activities, presentation of JWGER group's work results in 2016, and discussion of the Barents universities’ role in the implementation of the Russian BEAC Chairmanship objectives.

In addition, it was decided to prolong NArFU’s chairmanship for the next two years. Marina Kalinina, Rector’s Adviser on International Cooperation, shall continue her work as the JWGER Chair.

For further information, please visit the NArFU's website.

Project: Food and health security in the Norwegian, Finnish and Russian border region: linking local industries, communities and social-economic impacts

Food and health security in the Norwegian, Finnish and Russian border region: linking local industries, communities and social-economic impacts

Lead Partner: NILU (Norvegian Institute for Air Research)

The objective of the project is to assess the impact of industrial pollution on food safety and human health in the populated Norwegian, Finnish, and Russian border region. The project will also get insight into people’s risk perception due to pollution of their local environment through interviews and questionnaires.

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